RAPAPORT… U.S. specialty jewelry store sales advanced 6 percent to
$2.08 billion in September, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The
jump came alongside a 2.6
percent decline in the consumer price index (CPI) for jewelry that month.
Sales in specialty jewelry stores increased 1.7 percent to
$20.25 billion in the first nine months of the year.
Meanwhile, the U.S. CPI for j…